clinch clinch  /ˈklɪntʃ/


  1. (n) (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  2. (n) a small slip noose made with seizing
  3. (n) the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
  4. (n) a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  5. (n) a tight or amorous embrace
  6. (v) secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
  7. (v) hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
  8. (v) hold in a tight grasp
  9. (v) embrace amorously
  10. (v) flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
  11. (v) settle conclusively


Derived Word(s)


  1. Will clinch home field throughout playoffs with two victories.
  2. The New York Mets clinched the N.
  3. In 2007, the Indians did not clinch their division title until the final week, so Sabathia could not afford to rest.


  1. Washington DC Eye Surgeons Use New Laser Technology for More Precise Cataract Surgery

    Drs. Thomas Clinch and Paul Kang, Washington, DC cataract surgeons, have adopted an innovative cataract surgery technique. Their private practice, Eye Doctors of Washington, recently acquired the LenSx® ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Cashner baffles Braves as Padres clinch series

    Right-hander Andrew Cashner allowed two runs on six hits over eight strong innings as the Padres edged the Braves, 3-2, Tuesday at Petco Park, clinching the three-game series.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  3. TinCaps Win 9th Straight to Clinch Playoff Spot

    Fort Wayne ( The TinCaps beat the Lake County Captains, 7-4, Tuesday night at Parkview Field to claim their ninth win in a row. In the process, the TinCaps also clinched a spot in the Midwest League Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Indiana's NewsCenter


  1. "That would be great (to clinch the NBA title in Los Angeles)," said Pierce, a big hit among Boston fans with his trademark headband and pencil-thin moustache. "I'm not going to try to jinx it right now. We've got to win one game -- that's...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Paul Pierce Source: Reuters India

  2. "I think everyone makes a big deal about the 10-0 thing," Roddick said. "I have to be up 2-1 in order to clinch, so I've been put in good positions a lot of times."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Andy Roddick Source: Washington Post

  3. "We put all these games in the season, 162 behind us, we put these three behind us, and we're that much closer to achieving that goal (of winning the World Series)," Ethier said. "This series behind us, this win, this clinch, just closer to...
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Andre Ethier Source: USA Today

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